but it does not work for us. the administrators, the schools do not know anything about the program. i came from work to come to this meeting. i am here to ask about waivers as well. less than one week after it was announced that transitional kindergarten would not be offered at all, my husband and i wrote a letter which we hand- delivered to the district offices, asking to have our situation looked at and request a waiver. basically saying, my kid is ready for kindergarten. i understand the changes, but an arbitrary cut off does not define the kid. some kids at five years old are not quite ready for kindergarten. my kid is. i am not saying she's a genius, but she is academically ready. and we brought in the academic request for a waiver, we got no response.